Dig Where You Stand – Exhibition & Soundscape Launch

Saturday, 12th November 2022

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Samuel Worth Chapel, General Cemetery

Pay what you can (suggested £5)


Dig Where You Stand, Excavating Untold Stories – Exhibition & Soundscape 

We are very excited to once again host a Dig Where You Stand event at The Samuel Worth Chapel. This time with soundscapes by Otis Mensah and Désirée Reynolds. If you missed the exhibition earlier this year, don’t miss out again!

How do we confront the violence of the archive?

How do we honour the lives of ordinary people from the past, particularly those who were marginalised and oppressed in their own time?

How might the archive become a space for social justice?

Join us Saturday 12th November and meet Désirée Reynolds, Cheryl Bailey and Otis Mensah who will welcome you to the exhibition and discuss their experience of discovering Black and marginalised voices in the archives. Dig Where You Stand is a movement, go discover your archives today.

7pm – 9pm Saturday 12th November, The Samuel Worth Chapel Sheffield General Cemetery.

There will be a bar serving hot and cold drinks, wine, beer and snacks.

Désirée Reynolds is a writer and educator who launched the Dig Where You Stand project whilst working as Sheffield City Archives’ Writer in Residence 2021

Cheryl Bailey is a senior archivist for Sheffield City Archives and is lead archivist on the Dig Where You Stand project.

Otis Mensah is a multimedia artist and former Poet Laureate of Sheffield who produced a commissioned poem for Dig Where You Stand based on the life of Samuel Morgan Smith, an African-American Shakespearean actor who settled in Sheffield in the late nineteenth century.
This event is brought to you by Sheffield Archives and Sheffield General Cemetery Trust. All ticket and bar proceeds go towards the work of Sheffield General Trust.

Samuel Worth Chapel
General Cemetery
Cemetery Avenue
S11 8NT